Breast Implant Removal

TRICARE covers the removal of silicone or saline breast implants if:

  • The initial silicone or saline breast implantation was or would have been a covered benefit.
  • Signs or symptoms of complications must be present and documented.

If the initial silicone or saline breast implant surgery was not covered or coverable by TRICARE:

  • Implant removal may be covered only if it's necessary treatment of a complication which represents a separate medical condition.
  • Implant damage, hardening, leakage and autoimmune disorder don't qualify as separate medical conditions.

This list of covered services is not all inclusive. TRICARE covers services that are medically necessaryTo be medically necessary means it is appropriate, reasonable, and adequate for your condition. and considered proven. There are special rules or limits on certain services, and some services are excluded.

Last Updated 3/20/2022